Project Kokoro is a local initiative in North Carolina offering
support and encouragement to areas of Japan affected by the 2011
Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Community and business leaders,
charitable organizations, and corporations have all come together to
make a difference in disaster-stricken Japan.
Who are we?
Team members are local community and business leaders in the Research
Triangle Park area who serve strictly as volunteers, with all proceeds
going directly to the initiative. The accounting and fund management
of the donations are managed by Triangle Community Foundation.
We have now completed projects in Minami-Souma and, more recently,
Yamada-Machi, Iwate Prefecture, where a new house has been completed for
the volunteer fire brigade, who previously were forced to sleep in
their trucks and cars after the disaster while on duty.
From the global business nature of Research Triangle Park to the
cultural diversity fostered by having three world-class universities
in the area, Triangle residents pride themselves on being responsible
global citizens. Thank you all for your kind support for the people
Please see our Facebook page for additional project updates.